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November

28
NOV

King County Flood Warning Center closes as river flows recede, but workers will monitor forecasts, conditions
The King County Flood Warning Center closed at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 28, as the threat of minor flooding from heavy rainfall eased along the Snoqualmie River. With weather forecasts calling for additional rainfall in the coming days, Flood Warning Center employees will continue to monitor river conditions to ensure continued public safety.

27
NOV

King County Flood Warning Center opens to monitor rising flows on Snoqualmie River
The King County Flood Warning Center opened at 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 27, to monitor minor flooding along the Snoqualmie River.

24
NOV

Entering holiday shopping season, King County promotes ‘guilt-free garbage’ to ensure collected recyclables can be reused
The King County Solid Waste Division wants to remind everyone as we head into the busy holiday shopping, shipping, packaging, and entertaining season that plastic bags, wrap, and other non-recyclable items should not be put in the recycling bin.

16
NOV

King County WaterWorks grants $5 million to community water quality improvement projects for 2022-23
The King County Council has approved a $5 million project list of 68 water quality grants through the WaterWorks Grant Program. Cities, non-profit groups, educational institutions, and community groups will lead the projects that help King County reach its goals of clean water and community partnerships.

15
NOV

King County Flood Warning Center closes as rainfall diminishes, river flood levels recede
The King County Flood Warning Center closed at 9:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 15 as rivers that had been brought to minor and moderate flood levels for several days due to heavy rainfall slowly receded.

14
NOV

King County Flood Warning Center issues Phase 2 flood alert for Tolt River, with minor flooding possible
The King County Flood Warning Center has issued a Phase 2 flood alert for the Tolt River, with minor flooding possible in areas along the river upstream of Carnation.

14
NOV

King County Flood Warning Center issues Phase 3 flood alert for Snoqualmie River – moderate flooding possible
The King County Flood Warning Center has issued a Phase 3 flood alert for the Snoqualmie River, as another storm with heavy rainfall strikes the region and sends river flows higher.

14
NOV

King County Flood Warning Center opens to monitor rising flows on Snoqualmie River
The King County Flood Warning Center opened at 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 14, to monitor minor flooding along the Snoqualmie River.

13
NOV

King County Flood Warning Center closes as rainfall eases and rivers continue to recede
With rain diminishing and stream flows stabilizing, the King County Flood Warning Center closed at 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13, following slightly more than 24 hours of continuous operation to closely monitor river flooding. County employees will continue to monitor weather forecasts and stream conditions.

12
NOV

King County Flood Warning Center issues Phase 3 flood alert for Snoqualmie River, as rain continues to push flows higher
The King County Flood Warning Center has issued a Phase 3 flood alert for Snoqualmie River, with moderate flooding possible and an increased potential for road closures in low-lying areas of the Snoqualmie Valley.

12
NOV

Minor flooding possible on Tolt, White rivers as King County Flood Warning Center monitoring rising flows from heavy rain
The King County Flood Warning Center has issued a Phase 2 flood alert for the Tolt and White rivers, with minor flooding possible in low-lying areas along those rivers.

12
NOV

King County Flood Warning Center opens to monitor rising rivers as powerful rainstorm sweeps through region
The King County Flood Warning Center opened at 12:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 12, to monitor minor flooding along the Snoqualmie River, following several hours of heavy rainfall.

10
NOV

King County Parks, WSDOT open new segment of Eastrail, connecting to three waterfront parks along Lake Washington
A new segment of Eastrail opened today offering another connection option between Renton and Bellevue. With connections to three waterfront parks along Lake Washington the new 20-foot-wide mixed surface trail provides more space between people walking and biking and provides an additional opportunity for people with limited mobility to enjoy the outdoors.

3
NOV

New solid waste disposal rate supports essential services for King County customers, invests in climate neutrality
To support vital disposal and recycling programs, expand services and modernize facilities, and advance climate neutrality goals, King County’s Solid Waste Division will enact an increase of 71 cents per month to residential curbside collection bills in January 2022 – the first increase to solid waste fees since 2018. The rate reflects cost-saving measures to reduce operating expenditures and increases the discount rate for low-income customers.

2
NOV

Opportunity for public comment on study of the Greenwater River channel migration zone and public rule
A public meeting has been scheduled for Nov. 16 to view draft maps and ask questions about a 1.2-mile channel migration zone and hazard-area regulations along the Greenwater River. King County staff will be available to answer questions about the study and permitting regulations.